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Akagera National Park

#1 of 2 things to do in Eastern Province Features Animals
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Full-Day Akagera National Park Safari from Kigali
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fairly small game reserve in comparison to the Serengeti in Tanzania and the Mara in Kenya so expect to see smaller numbers of animals. There is dense vegetation, making it difficult to see many of the animals up close. We did see...More

Thank djmTravel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great day!! We hired a car and driver for the day from Kigali. You'll need an extra seat in the car for the guide from Akagera. Left Kigali by 4:30 am because we wanted to be early in the park 👍."Justice" was the name of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Akagera National Park was a TREAT after a long week. I really enjoyed our tour guide and the entrance process seemed easy enough, Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the park and was excited to share information about the region and animals in the park.

Thank Alicia M
Reviewed 14 June 2017

We stayed for two nights at Ruzizi Tented lodge and restricted our visit to the middle and Southern areas of the park during our stay. He had hired a 4x4 vehicle for our holiday and used this to self-drive around the park. It should be...More

1  Thank T-SGlobetrotters
Reviewed 7 June 2017

This park has an idyllic setting and has loads on offer. The park has recently introduced lion and black rhino, thus hosts the big 5. This is not the only reason to visit the park as it boasts a large variety of abundant game. Lake...More

Thank Carl H
Reviewed 2 June 2017

My group of four visited Akagera National Park as part of a 13 day safari with Gorilla Trek Africa. Our guide, Sam Elliott, took us on a late afternoon game drive in the southern section of the park and an early morning game drive in...More

Thank mqduke
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Our favorite place in Rwanda to camp and enjoy the wilderness. now with the big 5 and plenty of other animals and different landscape. very well managed park.

Thank FredericDakar
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

The visit to Akegera park was good, but the guide was not at all well prepared, not equipped with proper necessary materials. Our vehicle was wedged in the mud and we waited there for almost 3 hours, no one came to rescue us from the...More

Thank Mehwish S
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I had a very good visit last August to Akagera National Park. The guides were very good and knowledgeable. I learned a lot. I saw first hand elephants in the wild with their defenses (in the zoo, they no longer have them). We were almost...More

1  Thank deboraflowers
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

We visited for a day from Kigali, leaving our hotel at 5am and returning at 4pm. The cost of a driver for the two of us was $200, plus you have to pay park entrance of $40/person and $40 for a guide. So total cost...More

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Sandrine H
21 May 2017|
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Response from GoldenRw | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sandrine, I can advise you to hire a guide to be sure for your safety, Normal those they have all information regarding next day spots so if you have them it help you much and they even advise how you have to behavior... More
19 January 2017|
Response from gill1312 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, We didn't camp inside the park but we did meet a group of campers who were on their own. There is a small area which is fenced with electric fencing and provides a BBQ area and toilet/washing facilities. You can get... More